Home 16 S Sulphur back to the periodic table

Atomic number   16
Symbol   S
Atomic weight   32.066
Density [g/cm3]   2.06
Melting point [°C]   112.8
Boiling point [°C]   444.7
1st Ionization energy [eV]   10.360
Electronic configuration   [Ne] 3s2 3p4
Oxidation number (most stable)   6, 4, 2, 2-
Atomic radius [pm]   104
Ionic radius [pm]   184 (2-)
Abundance in crustal rocks [ppm]   340
Origin of the name   (lat.) sulfur = sulphur 
Discovery   known since ancient times
Uses   raw material of the chemical industry, substantial quantities are used for the production of sulfuric acid chemical industry. 

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